We all have different types of love in our lives. Whether it’s the love for a partner, family, friends, or even a hobby, each one plays an important role in our lives. But did you know that there is a theory that we fall in love thrice in our lifetime?
Let’s breakdown each type of love:
The first love is the one that we experience during our teenage years. This is the love that feels all-consuming and overpowering. It’s the kind of love that makes you feel like you can’t live without the other person. This first love is often intense and passionate, but it doesn’t always last. The first love is often blind and we don’t always see the person for who they really are. We might idealize them and put them on a pedestal. This first love teaches us about the intensity of love and how it can make you feel.
Intense love is the second stage of love that we experience. This is the kind of love that is all-consuming and feels like a rollercoaster ride. It’s the kind of love that is intense, passionate, and sometimes tumultuous. This stage of love can be both exhilarating and exhausting. Intense love teaches us about the ups and downs of relationships and how to navigate them. We experience this intense love when we are in our 20s and 30s.
The third and final stage of love is unconditional love. This is the kind of love that is accepting, understanding, and forgiving. It’s a love that sees us for who we really are and loves us anyway. This stage of love is often found in relationships that have lasted for many years. It’s a love that is built on trust, respect, and communication. This love teaches us about compromise and sacrifice and here, we experience true partnership and how to be in a relationship with someone who you can truly rely on.
The three loves theory is a theory that can help us to understand the different types of love that we experience in our lifetime. It can also help us to appreciate the different lessons that each type of love can teach us. Whether you’re in the first stage of love, the intense stage of love, or the unconditional stage of love, cherish it and enjoy the ride.
Blessing Iyamadiken loves the art of storytelling and enjoys creating all types of content from news to entertainment. She is also a feminist and very passionate about Gender Equality. In her spare time, she loves to read or binge on Netflix.